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Heather Rose Heather Rose i(7893325 works by)
; Died: Ceased: 2004
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Script-writer and lead actor for Rolf de Heer's Dance Me to My Song.

Most Referenced Works

Notes

  • Not to be confused with Australian novelist Heather Rose.

Awards for Works

Dance Me to My Song 1998 single work film/TV

'Julia (Heather Rose) has severe cerebral palsy and lives by herself in suburbia. Since she can’t speak, get out of bed, walk or bathe by herself, she’s heavily dependent on her carer, Madelaine (Joey Kennedy). Her most significant freedom is the ability to speak using a portable voice computer that she types on from her wheelchair. Madelaine is too self-absorbed and self-pitying to be an effective carer. She resents the demands Julia places upon her and treats her rudely. Julia chafes at this mistreatment. One day she asks a passer-by, Eddie (John Brumpton), for help. He starts to drop by and they develop a friendship. Madelaine, who’s been having boyfriend troubles, finds Eddie attractive. But so does Julia. The stage is set for a showdown…'

Source: Australian Screen.

1999 nominated Film Critics Circle of Australia Best Original Screenplay
1998 nominated Australian Film Institute Awards Best Original Screenplay
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